Military born, Midwestern bred, and currently living in my dream state of Washington, I write mostly about books, with an occasional film or TV thought thrown in there. Also outdoor adventures. Also dogs. I find a way to incorporate dogs into everything.

My favorite book: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Eleanor Vance is my terrifying alter ego. A pair of stone lions guarding my house is my ultimate aspiration.

My favorite author: Shirley Jackson, obvs. But Agatha Christie is my patron saint. And the name of my dog. The other dog is named Charlotte Bronte, also known as the Madwoman in the Attic, which is NOT where she lives, because I don’t have an attic.

My favorite genre: Horror, for sure, both the fiction and non-fiction kind. I love reading about disasters, both natural and manmade, and pretty much anything that involves idiots lost in the woods.